However, Cory's power grows too quickly for even his master to contend with. In three short months, the boy learns how to hurl magical lightning, erect shields, turn invisible, and even how to fly. After Cory summons a young golden dragon for his familiar, Math confides in his brother wizard Ilmarinen, and in a shaking voice, whispers the words "archwizard" and "boy of the prophecy."
Why does Master Math think Cory can defeat the evil Asmodeus in his stronghold of Abyollydd, and why is he being sent to learn from the mysterious enchanter Vainamoinen, who lives in an enchanted fortress, floating in the clouds?
Based upon rich Welsh and Finnish mythology, the author weaves a complex and beautifully crafted tale which can only be called the Fifth Branch of the Mabinogion.
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Children's Bookwatch called this book, "A joy to read for fantasy lovers of all ages!" The book is about a young boy who falls through an enchanted portal to a parallel world, Abydonne. There, Cory befriends a young prince and rescues him, is adopted by the king, and quickly apprenticed to the royal court wizard, Math the Ancient. When Cory casts the spell to summon a familiar, instead of a cat, hawk, or owl answering his call, it is the golden dragon, Benythonne! His master quickly realizes that Cory Avalon is the boy of the prophecy, who will defeat Asmodeus and destroy his stronghold of Abollydd. The original manuscript was Lawrence Cohen's senior project for his bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from New Jersey University. (He got an A+ for his novel, and of course, free editing from the college's English department.)